My Favorite Summer Beauty Products Under $30

Happy Friday! Before heading off on the long weekend, I wanted to share a couple beauty products i’ve been lovin’ so far this summer. From highlighters to moisturizers, these items have held their weight against all the elements this season has thrown at me. The best part? They are also affordable, coming in at price points of $30 or less. You definitely can’t beat that! Keep scrolling to preview the entire round-up below.

ONE// Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter ($26)

While I’m usually more drawn to cream-based illuminators, I fell in love with this one at first use. The iridescent color looks so pretty against a summer tan, especially when it catches the light.

TWO// NIP + FAB Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum ($20)

I already raved about this product here, but I thought it deserved a second shout-out! I put it on every night before bed, and I wake up with a more hydrated and glowing complexion. Plus, I’m convinced it’s erasing some of the sun damage (aka wrinkles) that i’m starting to see creep in. It’s truly an all-in-one product!

THREE// It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-In Product ($14)

I’ve quickly switched over from the “all-natural” approach to doing my hair after discovering this item. A couple spritzes in after my shower and it instantly de-tangles and de-frizzes my locks, leaving them silky smooth for the duration of the day.

FOUR// bareMinerals Complextion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($30)

For those “no makeup days”, this is the one substance i’ll always keep on. Since it provides a light, easy coverage, it hardly feels like i’m wearing anything at all. Plus, the hint of SPF helps shield my skin against the strong summer sun.

FIVE// Zara Women Rose Eau De Toilette ($25)

I love the fresh scent of this perfume I scooped up on a recent trip to Zara. The light, floral aroma is the perfect complement for summer, plus the price tag is one that can’t be beat!

SIX// Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara ($24)

The hype for this mascara is huge RN, and i’m just one of the many that jumped on the bandwagon. In a couple coats, it gives you lush, full lashes, making it the latest — and greatest — mascara i’ve found to date.

SEVEN// Wet Brush – Pastel ($9)

Although a basic, I finally invested in a wet brush after a recommendation from my stylist. It’s safe to say my days of tugging at wet, long hair are in the past. And it couldn’t have come at a better time given all my recent days of swim, sand, and sun!

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